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Everything Apple does can be explained by this one simple question

Despite the hype, all three of those products earned mixed reactions.<p>Compound that with the repeated and persistent reports that Apple is going to make an electric car, and a lot of pundits are wondering just what the heck Apple thinks it's doing.<p>Well, it's pretty simple.<p>If you ever want to know …

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Murdered journalist Steven Sotloff was Jewish and Israeli — and here's how his friends tried to cover it up

When the Islamist militia ISIS posted a video last month threatening to kill captive American journalist Steven Sotloff, the situation was dire enough. But there was one secret that could potentially have made things even worse: Sotloff was Jewish and a dual citizen of Israel and the US.<p>To hide …

Canada opens up a new front against Russia — Twitter snark

After hearing that Russian troops kept "accidentally" crossing the border into Ukraine, Canada — in typical Canadian spirit — wanted to lend a helping hand.<p>So on Thursday, the Canadian delegation to NATO tweeted a map as a "friendly" guide to help Russian soldiers make sure they're in the right …

ISIS has mastered high-end video production in its new propaganda wing

The terrorist group ISIS is known for its sophisticated social media outreach. Now it seems they are bringing that sophistication to their video propaganda, too.<p>ISIS, which also calls itself the Islamic State, recently created a new propaganda wing called the al-Hayat Media Center. We asked Elliot …

Meet the young women of ISIS — on the social web

Young women have become a key element of the ISIS sophisticated social media strategy. “What’s most disturbing about it is the way they combine memes, smiley faces, and emoticons, while talking about things like the beheading of journalists,” says reporter Ellie Hall.<p>Hall decided to take a deep …

These young men risk their lives to save others in Syria

Lately, the news out of Syria has been grim. After three years of fighting, the country is left with crumbling infrastructure and the mass exodus of its people.<p>But writer Matthieu Aikins spent a week in Aleppo in June and found a group of young men who have not yet lost hope. They're members of a …

Some Yazidi women who have escaped ISIS barbarism aren't hopeful for their futures

In a sleepy suburb of Dohuk in Northern Iraq, a group of young Yazidi women are taking refuge in a half-way house of sorts, set up by a wealthy member of their small, insular community.<p>These 19 and 20-years-olds were kidnapped by ISIS fighters when their village was taken over by the group in …

Young Iraqis are 'drifting' through their country's crisis

While security on the streets of Baghdad continues to deteriorate, that all disappears when a group of young men with fast cars get together to drift.<p>"The situation of the country is not stable," explains 23-year-old Ziad Tariq. "So when we come here, we come to have fun, we come to forget …

Jay Leno, Dubya, and a '57 Buick Became the Best Pebble Beach Story of All

In the spending orgy that Pebble Beach week has seemingly become, I witnessed something special Saturday night that will probably get lost in all the talk of $38-million Ferrari GTOs.<p>There was a 1957 Buick Caballero Estate Wagon on offer at Gooding that carried a preauction estimate of …

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